A panel of leading Maryland lawmakers will be hearing from state corrections officials about actions being taken to address a contraband scandal at a state-run Baltimore jail.
The Baltimore City Detention Center, built in the Civil War era, needs to be demolished and replaced, a lawmaker who toured the jail with a small group of Republican legislators said Friday.
Governor Martin O’Malley said he knew for months about the federal investigation into a gang’s criminal empire at the Baltimore City Detention Center and praised federal prosecutors. But now, correctional officers are slamming the state for a lack of staffing at the facility.
Twenty-five people, including 13 correctional officers have been charged in a federal sting. Two of those suspects—an inmate and a correctional officer whom he impregnated—had initial court appearances Monday afternoon.
A team of officers from the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup has won an annual honor guard competition.
Guilty. That’s the verdict in the trial of the man accused of killing a corrections officer inside a Maryland prison. He could get the death penalty.